There may be a technical term for this....I think it is called "benchmarking".
What I would like to do is test different implementations of a procees written in Java.
For example, I have the same task performed by a method of Object "A" and by a mehtod of Object "B", and I need to know the time difference in the execution between the two. Is there an effective way to do this, aside from a stopwatch?
I looking for an open source tool. I also program with Eclipse, so if there is a tool that integrates with that tool, fabulous! (Although a Google search didn't turn anything up.)